Beck - Sea Change (CD)

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Categories
RockAlternative & IndiePopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Lo Fi
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Title
Sea Change
Media
CD
BarCode
606949339326
Country of Origin
USA / Canada
Label
MCA
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
606949339326
Previews

Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.103) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"
Rolling Stone (10/3/02, pp.97-9) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A perfect treasure of soft, spangled woe sung with a heavy open heart. It's the best album Beck has ever made....This is his BLOOD ON THE TRACKS."
Spin (1/03, p.70) - Ranked #3 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"
Spin (10/02, p.111) - 9 out of 10 - "...A supremely dainty-assed achievement that jerks real tears..."
Entertainment Weekly (9/27/02, p.85) - "...A beautiful mournful hymn of love won and lost....For the first time, Beck is playing himself..." - Rating: B+
Q (12/02, p.65) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 2002"
Q (10/02, pp.98-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Very nearly a very great album....brooding atmospherics, reflective acoustic settings, a desert road movie conducted at a snail's place..."
Uncut (1/03, p.94) - Ranked #8 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year" - "...SEA CHANGE is Beck's BLOOD ON THE TRACKS..."
The Wire (10/02, p.51) - "...The mood is muted, constant, studiously introverted..."
CMJ (12/30/02, p.10) - Ranked #3 on CMJ's "Top 10 of 2002"
CMJ (10/7/02) - "...Truly soulful songs....this record is really a spotlight on a man and his guitar....there is a beauty inherent in sadness. Beck is quite clearly intimately familiar with it..."
Vibe (11/02, p.154) - "...Steeped in gorgeous, tear-stained country ballads..."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #7 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"
Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.90) - "...There's no trickery here, only transformation..."
NME (Magazine) (9/21/02, p.38) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rainy afternoon album--quietly affecting, occasionally sublime..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Golden Age
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sunday Sun
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Little One
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Side Of The Road
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Paper Tiger
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Guess I'm doing Fine
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Lonesome Tears
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Lost Cause
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] End Of The Day
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] It's All In Your Mind
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Round The Bend
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Already Dead
Country
USA
Genre
2
Release Date
4 October 2002
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Golden Age, The
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Paper Tiger
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Guess I'm Doing Fine
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Lonesome Tears
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Lost Cause
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] End of the Day
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] It's All in Your Mind
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Round the Bend
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Already Dead
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sunday Sun
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Little One
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Side of the Road
Notes

Personnel includes: Beck (vocals, acoustic guitar & electric guitars, banjo, keyboards, synthesizer, glockenspiel, percussion); Smokey Hormel (electric guitar, acoustic slide guitar, bamboo saxophone, piano); Jason Faulkner (electric guitar); Roger Mannning (banjo, Indian banjo, Wurlitzer piano, harmonium, clavinet, syntesizer, glockenspiel, percussion, background vocals); Nigel Godrich (keyboards, percussion); Justin Meldal-Johnsen (electric bass, upright bass, percussion, background vocals); Joey Waronker (drums, percussion); James Gadson (drums).
SEA CHANGE was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album.
Personnel: Beck (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, synthesizer, glockenspiel, percussion, background vocals); Smokey Hormel (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, bamboo flute, saxophone, piano, percussion, background vocals); Justin Meldal-Johnsen (electric guitar, piano, glockenspiel, upright bass, electric bass, percussion, background vocals); Jason Falkner (electric guitar, percussion, background vocals); Roger Manning (banjo, piano, harmonium, Clavinet, Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer, glockenspiel, percussion, background vocals); Suzie Katayama (cello); Nigel Godrich (keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Joey Waronker (drums, percussion, background vocals); James Gadson (drums).
Audio Mixer: Nigel Godrich.
Recording information: Ocean Way Studios; Record One.
Unknown Contributor Role: Smokey Hormel.
Though 1998's MUTATIONS was the closest Beck had come at the time to conventional (read: non-ironic) troubadourisms, he quickly declared the album a detour and swiftly followed it up with the Prince-influenced about-face of MIDNITE VULTURES. It comes as something of a surprise, then, that he should focus his subsequent efforts on an unprecedentedly earnest singer-songwriter album like SEA CHANGE, which finds him purposefully peeling away his multiple levels of irony. Trumpeted in the press as a post-breakup album, SEA CHANGE has been called Beck's BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, and it's true that he'd never been anywhere near this emotionally naked before.
Sonically, he seems to have (at least momentarily) laid aside his R&B/hip-hop aspirations in pursuit of a late-'60s/early-'70s folk-rock aesthetic. Several cuts have a lazy, Gram Parsons-like country-rock tinge. On "Round the Bend," he delivers a moody, string-swathed lament obviously modeled on Nick Drake's "River Man." While some might lament the departure of the word-spinning wiseguy, SEA CHANGE still seems an inevitable and important step in Beck's artistic maturation.

Date Released
2002-08-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Beck
Producer
Nigel Godrich
Artists
  1. Beck
Distributor
Universal Distribution
Engineer
Nigel Godrich

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